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European Champions Cup Expected To Have Commercial, Broadcast Deals Done By Sept.

04 / 17 / 14

The architects of the new European Champions Cup rugby tournament "expect to have all commercial and broadcasting deals nailed down by September at the latest," according to Chris Hewett of the London INDEPENDENT. Only then will those "mourning the passing of the Heineken Cup understand why the uphe...

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French Open To Increase Prize Money

French Open singles champions will get a record €1.65M ($2.3M) each, "with first-week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The tournament "has lifted prize money f ...

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Innocent Clubs Could Challenge FFP

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Tags: International Football, Europe, United Kingdom

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Formula E Focuses On U.S., Asia

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04/16/14
Firm Confident In Complaint Over Ring

U.S. investment company NeXovation is confident in the complaint it filed with the European Commission over the sale of the Nürburgring racetrack. The company revealed on Friday that it has filed a complaint regarding the sale process of the historic racetrack. NeXovation claims that its bid fo ...

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ADS Conducts 3,393 Doping Tests In '13

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AC Milan, Japanese Tiremaker Partner

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Report: Man City, PSG Facing FFP Penalty

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BeIN Sports, Canal+ To Share CL Rights

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F1 Team Haas Formula To Be U.S.-Based

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